Misericordia offering Future Business Executives Camp

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Dallas, PA – Misericordia University is offering rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to gain extensive hands-on experience in the field of business at the Future Business Executives Career Exploration Camp from June 26-29.

The Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education at Misericordia University, under the direction of John Sumansky, Ph.D., department chair, is hosting the four-day, three-night interactive camp for high school students who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of economics and entrepreneurship.

Students who participated in the inaugural camp last summer found it informative and worthwhile. Participants said they learned valuable lessons they can apply to their everyday and academic lives, according to an exit survey students completed. One student said it “was a life changing experience,’’ while another participant said he learned “how to ask questions when you meet financial advisors.’’ A third student said the camp gave her “a better insight into the finance industry’’ and “taught me how to network better and how to apply for financial aid.’’

The camp is open to students entering 11th and 12th grades and costs $85. Participants will attend lectures from local business leaders and executives who will share industry standards, innovations and expectations for new employees entering their industries. Students will also be introduced to an ongoing economics curriculum they will be able to access throughout the academic year.

The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. The Misericordia University Future Business Executives Career Exploration Camp is one of eight popular academic camps that MU offers in June. The university also offers opportunities in biology, nusring, speech-language pathology, teacher education, communications & media, English literature and occupational therapy.

For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 32 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in three colleges in full- and part-time formats.

Caption: Clem Gover, left, of Merrill Lynch, Wilkes-Barre, talks to Future Business Executives Camp students, Edward R. Murrow High School student Shem Morris of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Hanover High School student Scott McFadden of Sugarnut, Pa., about careers in the business field at the camp.